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Wine importers and distributors as well as owners of Indian vineyards are on a new high. Upwardly mobile Indians are taking to wine drinking in a big way -- uncorking brands such as Turning Leaf, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangre de Toro and Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate.
Wine tasting sessions and wine dinners have made wine drinking a trend. Industry sources say that on an average every year about 50 wine tasting sessions are held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. A Rabo Bank study conducted two months back shows that the annual Indian consumption of wine is growing by 20 per cent.
In fact, importers report even better sales. Says Aman Dhall, executive director of Brindco Ltd, the country's biggest wine importer with a portfolio of 422 labels: "This year we will see a 30-40 per cent growth in volumes and 50-60 per cent growth in business which reflects that the wine market is maturing."
To cash in on the growing popularity of wines, a company like Moet-Henessey, which is known more for its champagne and cognac, also introduced a selection of 24 wines into India this year.
"There is a greater demand for good quality mid-priced wine brands compared to two years ago when only high-end brands were sold," says Moet-Hennessey India's managing director Ashwin Deo, explaining the reason for bringing wines to India.
The US-based Ernest & Julio Gallo too set up office in India last year and launched brands such as Wine Cellars Chardonnay and Carlo Rossi Red.
The company's country manager Rukn Luthra says that it has seen 100 per cent growth ever since. It also appointed Radico Khaitan as its exclusive distributor. Currently, there are at least 15 importers who sell about 450 imported wine labels in India.
The news for home-grown wine players -- Sula Vineyard, Chateau Indage and Grover's Vineyard -- isn't bad either. Besides bottling their own wine labels, Sula and Chateau also bottle imported wines from South Africa, Chile and Australia in their wineries and their business is growing.
"In 2000, we produced 5,000 cases. This year we will touch 39,000 cases. And we are still running out of stock," says Adrian Pinto, marketing manager, Sula Vineyards.
Ritu Dalmia, owner of Italian restaurant Diva, endorses his view. "Since we opened, wine sales have grown three times. Earlier, people used to ask for red or white wine. Now customers ask for specific labels. We are currently averaging sales of 320 bottles a month," she says. Diva has expanded its wine list from 31 in 1999 to 171 today.
Similarly, Mumbai's fine dining restaurant Indigo, which became the first Indian restaurant to win the coveted French wine guide Wine Spectator award this year stocks at least 220 varieties of wine in its cellar.
India currently imports 72,000 wine cases (nine litres to a case) a year. About 32,000 of this are Bottled in Origin and the other 40,000 cases are imported in bulk flexi bags, which are subsequently bottled by Indian wineries. Besides this, about 12,000-15,000 wine cases are sold through the grey market.
Yet the Indian market is way behind heavy wine drinking country like France where the annual per capita consumption of wine is 42 litres. While China's per capita consumption is 375 ml, India's per capital consumption is literally a sip at 4.5 ml.
However, of the total wine imports about 85 per cent is consumed by hotels and about 15 per cent by stand-alone restaurants. In fact, restaurants owners fear that despite increasing popularity of wines, their sales may suffer following the duty free entitlement scheme announced by the government that favours the five-star hotels.
This year's exim policy allows hotels to use five per cent of their forex revenue to import alcoholic drinks without duties.
Says Rahul Akerkar of Indigo, "Since wine duties range from 150 to 264 per cent, the waiver helps five stars to price their wines lower, he explains." Adds Dalmia, "Unlike us, five-star hotels earn forex from room tariffs."
Although wine consumption is picking up, high import duties continue to spoil the good cheer. Add to this the heavily fluctuating state duties that are slapped on the product.
As a result, the cost of a bottle of premium Ernest & Julio Gallo Sonoma County Chardonnay could vary between say Rs 3,500 in Delhi and Rs 1,900 in Bangalore. "If the government reduces duties, the imported wine business could grow by an additional 30 per cent," says Luthra.
No licence is required, and anyone can import wines into a Customs Bonded Warehouse; thereafter, goods can move either duty free (against a licence from hotels) or duty paid to licence holders after paying the relevant customs duties.
Import duties 03-04
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Basic Customs duty
100% 100% 100%
Countervailing Duty 75% 50% or /case 20% or /case
Minimum effective duty 250% 200% 140%
I noticed that Foodworld sells wine in India. What about Relaince Fresh, Food Bazaar, Subhiksha, Lifestyle chains like Shoppers Stops or any others selling wine? Which are the major shops selling wine? Would selling wine in Supermarket chains be considered 'not acceptable'?
Not sure about costs and taxes in India, but I can address the second part of the question.
Low cost wine can often be lower quality wine... Wine fortified by the addition of grain alcohol, wine made from added sugars not from grapes, wine which is a blend of various pressings that were not very good in flavor by themselves, wine that was not strictly controlled during the entire wine making process... Very cheap wines often give me a headache, I think it may be the use of excess sulfites or other chemical additives.
Another reason that wine may be cheap, is if it has passed it's peak (too old) and they need to get rid of it before it is just vinegar. Wine has a curve of aging where it takes a couple of years to be it's best, and how long depends on how much sugar is in the grape that year.
However, that being said, there are MANY inexpensive wines that are about three times the cost of the cheapest bottle, and half the cost of the average expensive bottle that are very very good quality. Do some research and find out what varieties you like, what regions grow that grape, and what years produced the best grape of that type in that region. Then you will have a starting point as to what you may be willing to pay for what you like.
I have tasted some very expensive wine that I did not like at all, so for me, that would have been a foolish purchase, even if it was nearly free. If you don't like it, don't purchase it.
Typically, the cheapest wine I can buy is about .00/750ml, the most I ever spend is about and I typically spend between and with the average bottle about for some very nice wines.
I discovered some South American MALBEC wines, mostly from Argentina. Very drinkable and tasty, and very inexpensive for the quality. But my tastes tend to favor, Cabernet Sauvinion, Syrah (Shiraz), and Pinot Noir running from the heavier flavors to the lighter. The Malbec is right in the middle of these in flavor, but unique to itself.
So I recommend that if you like dry red wines, give an agentinian Malbec or a Australian Cabernet (Rosemont is always decent and not generally over priced.)
Find out what the very cheapest bottle of wine costs in your area, and figure that anything about three times that cost is worth trying, but still within a working man's budget.
Take the advice of the wine merchant. If he want's your repeat business, he will try to make you happy and help you choose something within your budget, and one that you will like.
Some Vinyards are located in Nasik region. There are many factors that attribute like quality of seed and crop aside of weather, soil etc.The particular variety of grapes used is as well important and this decides the category.
It is not as simple...........
Go to the INDAGE site on the net. Also u can approach BGIL( baramati Grape Industries Limited). The last one is McDowell's (UB Group) Wine Division. Indage is the leading Wine producers of India. If u search 'INDAGE OR CHAMPAGNE OR ATHENA' u will find Indages total details & also about their overseas operations & contact nos/persons.
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Courtesy Vijay Mallya, IT hubs in and around the capital city of B'lore, Existing pubs and beer bars, Foreign and domestic IT visitors; Karnataka is the most suitable and likely successful destination for wine tourism.
dhony desion of taking field first is ok or he mad a big mistake after wining a toss?
can dhony be a good captain for india team?
or saurav is good captain for indian team?
pz reply all guys because cricket is a heart of india every body free to answer it,
Dhoni has to concentrate on his bating and he should bat at No. 3, that is the right place for him.
There need a change for opening pair. it is better to try with Gambhir and dravid, since that would be balanced combination
Not in near future....Oz have taken this tag and if India needs
to dominate, they need to keep on winning many tests, series
and ODI series as well.
You need to have a well balanced side who can dominate your
opponent and be ruthless in destruction of the team. Indians
have to an extent but not enough killer instincts. So it will take
both talent, development and maturity to get to that level.
If you remember late 70s to early 90s, Oz struggled a lot
because of Kerry Packer series and seniors retiring. But
in 90s they emerged and 1999 WC was the showcase of
that build up.
If Indian administrators and curators take of their team as
first preference and forget about the revenues, it is very well
possible for India to be dominating....hence I say it is a long shot.
India's largest wine importers
Alok Chandra in New Delhi | June 22, 2005
Probably the largest wine importer is Aman Dhall of Brindco, who operates out of Delhi.
Aman's father Brinder Pal Singh has been a distributor for McDowells and the UB Group for many years, and Aman himself did a stint with UDV (the Johnnie Walker people) in London before starting-up a new company dedicated to import and distribution of alcoholic beverages.
Today Brindco (www.brindco.com) has a portfolio of nearly 1,000 wine labels from across the world.
Among the most notable are Benzinger, Caymus, Sequoia Grove and Kendall Jackson from California; Bollinger, Albert Bichot, Delas and Louis Jadot from France; Leeuwin, Cinkara and Wolf Blass from Australia; Allegrini, Gaja, Frescobaldi and Ornellaia from Italy; and Baron Phillippe de Rothschild (Chile), Rupert & Rothschild (South Africa), Codorniu (Spain), Montana (New Zealand) -- the list goes on and on.
Then we have Sanjay Menon of Sonarys (Mumbai) who has been importing wines for years, and has built up an enviable relationship with most of the star hotels around the country, and whose wine list reflects the preferences of his customer base.
Apart from an eclectic collection of Grand Crus from Bordeaux, Sonarys boasts of wines from Georges Deboeuf and Faiveley (France); Antinori , Gaja, Pighin and Tenuta San Guido of Italy (including the famous Sassicaia); Montes from Chile; and Robert Mondavi's wines from California.
Other big independent importers include Global Tax Free Traders Inc and Mohan Brothers (both in Delhi), RR International (Delhi and Mumbai) and Fairmacs (Chennai), all of whom have very respectable portfolios.
Then there are the global majors who have substantial wine interests -- only part of which are presently available here: Moet Hennessy, with a phenomenal range of premium wines that include their champagnes (Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot and Krug), Australians (Greenpoint, Oxford Landing and Ironstone) and South Americans (Terrazas and Casa Lapostolle); Pernod Ricard/Seagrams with Jacobs Creek (both regular and premium); and UDV with Barton & Guestier and Blossom Hill.
Last (but not least) are a host of smaller importers who are reaching niche markets or bringing in wines from unexpected locations, for example Starex (Delhi) with wines from Cyprus and Bulgaria, and Echidna Wines (Mumbai) with some ultra-premium Australians -- and many, many more: one loses track.
What all this means is that the wine lists at hotels are getting longer, and the retail shelves more crowded: not a week goes by without yet another wine company launching its wines to a thirsty audience.
The range of wines available will no doubt expand even further following the spate of wine fairs in Europe (Vinitaly/Verona in April, the London Wine Fair in May, and Vinexpo/Bordeaux last week) that herald the arrival of the 2004 vintage -- annual jamborees that are the Mecca for the wine world.
Of course, not all the wines are there on retail shelves -- blame our high customs duties (140-250 per cent) and the poor storage conditions prevailing for that -- but things will improve with the arrival of speciality wine shops that I hear are being planned for the metro cities. Cheers, Sante', Salut!
I am resident of Pune (Maharashtra, India) and looking forward to start a wine shop in suburb of Pune. I want to know from where can i get the information about it (i.e. cost of license, period of validity etc.).
Firstly.........These things have always been linked up with our culture.Secondly, they do bring about a pretty good income to the country.Thirdly, even if law enforcers do that, public wouldn't follow that...........What happened to the rule that "Smoking should be banned in public" ? Only when public follows will such changes occurs. Lets hope for the best
I am working in Hong kong and I will be returning to India for a two week vacation next week. I want to get some local wine from Hong kong as a gift for my friend. What could I opt for and where could I get it.
the most famous & trustable = the Watsons Wine Cellar. i knew they hv a branch inside the supermarket = GREAT in pacific place admiralty. or in the area of Saikung / or in Happy Valley. anyway, u can chk out their website 4 the nearest addr.
they hv all sorts of wine fr all over the world including wide range of new world's wine. price is fair compare w/ outside as they r 1 of the hugh importers in HK. the wine cellar was opened by the richest man in HK = Lee Ka Shing n he also owned those famous supermarket such as Great, Int'l, Gourmet, Taste.....all the Watsons store, Park'N shop. even telecom 3Shop + our container's terminal.
1) Government is not strict in implementation of strict rules and regulations in Government departments...in RTO, Taluk, revenue and other many departments, even a father cannot do a work if his son is also employed without paying bribe:
2)Now-a-says in Tamilnadu all the cinema and TV serials are educating the people to become a bad man or woman: and educate the youngsters how to easily become bad:
3) Government is selling wine: yet to start other bad business (forgetting the nation and its moral value)
4) Public places. Railway station, bus-stand, & etc are not kept clean with sanitation: The Government hospitals are becoming the place for birth of new deceases:
5) People are not keeping the traffic rules properly:
6) Education become business
7) There are no proper plans from the development of bottom level people
8) There is no honesty with any politician
9) Heredity become domination in political
10) God cannot help us
Then how India /Indians will survive in future
she is 36 and iam 21 years old i meet her in yahoo chatting she used to come online daily for mee and chat for three hours daily and she says that she loves mee more then anything she also told that she will come to india and now i feel hurted coz she left mee i cant even write my exams when i think of her iam crying for her daily if i send her message she is replying that ur your young to mee but when i ask her that do u love mee then she dont answer anything she loved mee i know that i cant stop thinking of her she used to call mee daily on my mobile and she used to talk now if i call her she is not lifting her call and last day she told mee that she loves a guy by name gin billy he is frm uk london any one help mee plsss i cant live like dis iam addicted to drinking wine and smoking too iam drinking wine just to forget her i cant forget her did she love mee ? or she just acted as she love mee ? hay i love her truely i decided if she dont come back i will die for her i love her
I can understand you have known her only through net. She was probably first female you have been deeply in contact with and you have felt sense of security with her. Its call virtual attraction as you are not living with a person and have only experienced good side of her and fall in so call virtual love. But true love is when you see a person in real and able to spend time with them see them and their acts in reality. Once u have done this and fall in love then you can call a real love or else its emotional dependency or attraction which caused by hormonal changes in your body. Smoking only will give you health problems as well drinking wine or alcohol will make you feel better for a short while but in long term it will increases you depression and it will make things harder for you. Get over this man first concentrate on your study and exams because that where you future is. Once you have a bright future you will get lots of girls like her and better coming to you. Good luck and be happy. Spartan
ganguly made such a fablous , mark wining ran during past few matches while team india lost such captainship for match win .they turned after such asincident like sachin facing prob's tennis elbow, quitting or charges on ganguly....
Most of the shakti temples have animal sacrifices...as shakti worship is seen with meat and wine.... But is there any shakti temple where sacrifice was banned the day the temple came into existence
There are some shakti temples where sacrifice has been banned now...i am not talking of them
hey... do you mind if i discuss Hinduism here?
enough of crap of other religions!!
I do have a right to propage my religion
there are many many Shakti temples in India where no sacrifices are offered. The Maata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu is the most known. In New Delhi the two most famous Shakti temples dont offer sacrifice: Maa Santoshi's temple and Maa Jhandewaali's temple. Temples that offer sacrifice are very very very very less in number as compared to those that still offer sacrifices
A glass of Port red wine cost me Rs.190 in Hyderabad. Don't ya think this is outrageous price?
1 dollar = Rs.42 approx. But don't go by currency conversion. Rs.190 can buy a lot more things in India than .5 can buy in America. A decent lunch costs Rs.30 so I can have 6.33 lunches at the cost of a glass of beer. You obviously can't have so many lunches for .5 in America.
I'm a French student studying for one year in JNU in Delhi and I have to write a paper on French wines in India.
Therefore, I would be glad :
- to have any kind of information on French wines in India
- to know your thoughts or opinions on French wines (even negative ones of course)
- to know what the words "French wines" make you think of, what image you have of it
- or even, if you've never tasted French wine, what prejudices you have for or against them, and whether you would like to try them or not.
Many thanks to any one answering this question. Of course, you don't have to be an expert in wines to answer it, and it's even better if you're not an expert. :-D
I read your answers, this is great, very interesting. Thanks a lot, especially to those who wrote very developed answers!
Please go on, the more answers I will have, the best it will be!
My apologies to christians first but none can market their religion as efficiently as christian priests.
But why the hell do christian priests alway try to convet other people here in India. They give free wine, meat and dress to people and also lots of money. where do they get this much money? I had a christian teacher in school when i was in 5th grade and she converted our secular pricipal madame to christianity by saying that if she didnt convert to christianity satan will harm her. She also gave her lots of money and would insult non-christians.
When will they realise that india is a secular country and everyone is free to practice his\her own religion?
Firstly, both Muslims and Christians love to market their religion like it is a business product.
Secondly, Please allow me to insert a quote, if I may, from a book that I am currently reading. It is directly relevant to the question:
"Did you know that Christianity is dying in the west? Not only church attendance is falling dramatically because spirituality has deserted it, but less and less youth find the vocation to become priests and nuns. And as a result, say in the rural parts of France, you will find only one priest for six or seven villages, whereas till the late seventies, the smallest hamlet had its own parish priest. And where is Christianity finding new priests today? In the third world, of course! And India, because of the innate impulsion of its people towards God, is a very fertile recruiting ground for the church, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Hence the huge attention that India is getting from the United States, Australia, or England and the massive conversion drive going on today".
(P.42 "A Western Journalist On India" by Francois Gautier; Har-Anand Publications 2001)
hello freinds one gul frm philppness said that she loved mee she is 31 years old and iam 20years old frm india i meet her in yahoo we became freinds and she said that she loves mee first then she said that she is going to come to india and marry mee but now she says that she loves other canada guy what should i do i think of her daily plssss any one help mee plsss i beg u all what should i do she disturbes mee coming into my mind when i start studying i cant concentete on my studies i love her so much but she went away frm mee i feel very bad and started drinking wine for her and smoking which i never had a habbit my freind told that to take drugs so that i can forget everything iam crying for her still while typing dis message also i love her but she loves other guy she loved mee beofre any one help mee plsss
i think there are valid and justifiable reasons behind the break-up. i believe, she, who loves u a lot, wont leave u for a shallow reason only. may i ask, have u shown honesty, in words and in deeds, with her ?
more importantly, i do not believe, she will easily forget you. having a canadian guy, as her lover, might not be true.
try to get in touch with her by being true to yourself without masks.
Varuni beverage as a sort of wine is mentioned in puranas.
I guess that vaishnava-mathas imitate unintoxicating(nonalcoholic) variety of thise drink, by mixing honey and yogurt. And how do the common people in India (for instance in rural area) prepare vaaruni or other honey-drink(mead) traditionally???...or m.b. some other honeyed dish for Baladeva's holiday?
Varuni Beverage for Lord Balaram
7 litres Milk
6 litres Yogurt
1 litre Cream
5 kg Runny Honey
1 kg White Sugar
1/2 bottle Rose water (7 Roses brand is very nice from Mumbai - 7oz)
25 litres Milk
15 litres Yogurt
3 litres Cream
10 kg Runny Honey
3 kg White Sugar
1 bottle Rose Water
Mr. Amar Singh is a strong politician, straight forward and popular leader better than so many other Bakwas leaders. Still he did nothing for the people of UP when his government was in power. He may be friend of Anil Ambani or Mr. Abhitabh Bachhan or Subrato Mitra of Sahara India.
As a matter of fact there is no development in UP. Rather there was deterioration. No repairing of road, no water , no electricity in many areas, no development in medical facilities, no education in schools and even engineering colleges are some features of UP which forces us to think that Mr. Amar Singh speaks more but do no little.
Amar Singh must come forward boldly and accept the weak points which he inherited in politics and constraints he faced due to criminal based elected MLA's in the assembly under the banner of Samajwadi Party. Otherwise people will be justified if they think that Amar Singh and his caucus simply looted UP and concentrated on some caste groups only.
Now Amar Singh shouts loudly and challenges Ms Maya to arrest him. He knows very well that in politics all are birds of the same feather. Maya is the most corrupt lady and she cannot be expected to accept the challenge of Mr. Amar Singh. She herself is trapped in Taj corridor case. One who himself is immoral cannot preach sermons to others.
Maya has won the heart of Dalit voters because they are very poor and uneducated. Whoever talks of their welfare, offers some paisa, some wine and some charming promises of development they start shouting slogans for him and act as slave of such leaders. They are always cheated by all political leaders. Still they worship their own level people who at least think for them.
In the recent election Mayawati cunningly offered some seats to upper caste persons and succeeded in raising her voter percentage and won the election and became Chief Minister. It does not mean that there will be change in the system. I rather think UP will go to hell under her stewardship. Already IAS/IPS officers are facing the brunt of her immoral politics.
That is why say Mr. Amar Singh is fit for work in circus where he can shout and please the audience for a few hours and ensure earning for circus promoter. As such he dare Maya,Sonia,CBI and so onÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦.Voters who are educated are not impressed by his such shouting.
Praise the Lord !
Dear Brother / Sister,
I am John from Chennai, India. I am working for an engineering college here.
I got a question about Melchizedek, the King of Salem. I am reading some verses which made me to have some questions. These are that lines.
" And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was priest of God the Most High." Genesis 14:18.
" without father, without mother, without descent, having neither
beginning of days, nor end of life ; but made like unto the Son of
God ; abideth a priest continually " Hebrews 7 : 3
My questions :
1. Who was Melchizedek?
2. Why he was made like unto the Son of God?
3. One of my friends told that, since he made like unto the Son of God, he is the Holy Spirit. Is that True?
4. Without father and without mother, how and where he came from?
Please provide answers for these questions.
1. Melchizedek was a king and priest in ancient Bible times.
2. Why is he called like the Son of God? This is because Melchizedek foreshadowed Jesus. In other words, Melchizedek's life was a small glimpse of Jesus' future accomplishments. A prophecy about the Christ states "You [the Christ] are a priest forever according to the manner of Melchizedek." (see Psalm 110:4; Hebrews 7:17)Jesus kingship and priesthood would be similar to that of Melchizedek. Note the comparisons of Melchizedek to Jesus. (Please follow along in your Bible with the cited scriptures. This will help you to appreciate what you are about to learn more.)
a. Mechizedek's name literally means "King of Righteousness". He was the king of Salem. Salem, when translated, means peace, so that makes him also "King of Peace. (Hebrews 7:1, 2) Jesus Christs' kingship is shown to be one of righteousness and peace. (Isaiah 9:7; Psalm 72:7)
b. Melchizedek was greater than Abraham. In Genesis 14:20, Abraham gives a tenth (or tithe) of everything to Melchizedek. Paul shows that the person who gives a tithe is always lower than the person who receives the tithe. (Hebrews 7:4-7) Jesus was also greater than Abraham.
c. Melchizedek was spoken of as not having a beginning of days nor as having an end of life. Hence, figuritively, Melchizedek was a priest forever. Likewise, Jesus' priesthood will be forever. (Hebrews 7:3, 21-25)
3. Melchizedek was human. His being made like the Son of God does not mean he literally was a Son of God. He was merely like one. God used Melchizedek to foreshadow Jesus.
4. The Bible account in Genesis does not mention the name of Melchizedek's parents. God purposely left that information out of the Bible. He did this so that Paul could draw attention to the fact that Melchizedek is not spoken of as having parents. (Hebrews 7:3) This, of course, does not mean that Melchizedek did not have parents. But for the use of illustration, the parents are not mentioned in the Genesis account.
The Bible often uses the lives of humans to foreshadow greater things. For example:
Abraham offering his only son Issac foreshadowed God offering his only Son Jesus. (see Genesis 22:1,2; John 3:16)
The wisdom of Solomon and the peace of his kingship forshadowed that of Jesus. Also, Solomon built God's earthly temple and Jesus built God's spiritual temple.